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Rocking Years 8 to 12 - Our Rock Kit and Teaching Pack explained 2019

April 04, 2019 @ 4:00 PM

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This webinar is FREE for a teacher who has purchased or is with a school that has purchased a TESEP Rock Kit. It is not available to those who have not purchased a kit.

Semester 1 dates are (4pm Eastern Standard Time to ~5.30pm):

  • April 4
  • April 9
  • April 30
  • May 7
  • May 21
  • May 28
  • June 11
  • June 26

This introductory PD explains what is in the TESEP Rock Kit and what is available in the Teaching Pack (in our password protected area) to teachers and schools that purchase the kit.

Additional webinars will delve into the details of each rock type and how to use the extension resources in our password protected area.

Email registration to request your invitation to the date you prefer. Don't forget to provide proof of purchase with your email. You will receive your personal invitation to the webinar and your username and password to access the TESEP rock kit resources area of our website by return email.

PD2 Riding the Climate Roller Coaster

May 31, 2019 @ 9:00 AM

This workshop looks back over the last 4.6 billion years to find the drivers of climate change throughout geological time and discusses the impact climate fluctuations have had in the past as revealed by the rock record. This PD also examines the additional impact human activity is thought to have and the geological evidence for it and provides guidance on how teachers and students can access raw data to evaluate the results for themselves.

At the completion of this workshop teachers will be equipped with the background information and resources, including some practical activities, to assist them with teaching the requirements of the Australian Curriculum: Science, particularly at the Year 10-12 level.

Visit Sydney for the workshops and stay on for VIVID!

Download the flyer here.

Download the registration form here.

PD8 Powerful Stuff – The Energy Debate

June 01, 2019 @ 9:00 AM

This workshop examines the geology and physics of uranium and how this fuel works in modern reactors and places the common fears associated with this technology in context. The workshop also compares all sources of electrical energy: renewables and non-renewables and discusses them within the context of the Australian situation.

At the completion of this workshop teachers will be equipped with the background information and resources, including some practical activities, to assist them with teaching the requirements of the Australian Curriculum: Science, particularly at the Year 10-12 level.

Visit Sydney for the workshops and stay on for VIVID!

Download the flyer here.

Download the registration form here.

NSW South Coast Teacher Geology Field Trip with PD1 and PD9 content

June 27, 2019 @ 6:00 PM

Guided Field study of the south coast region and Professional Development workshops.

This field trip will include local Permian intrusions, fossil rich Permian sediments and modern coastal processes.  In addition theory sessions from the TESEP Rocks and Plate Tectonics PDs will be presented and the TESEP rock kit showcased.

Spaces for this great 3-night, 2-day event are very limited. Register early to ensure you get in!

Sydney area teachers:

Travel plans to be advised

Canberra and South Coast area teachers:
Arrive by own transport the afternoon/evening of  Thursday 27 June.
Depart the morning of Sunday June 30.
Teachers local to the area can arrive before 9am June 28 and depart late June 29  if needed but no discount is available.

Accommodation

Australian National University Kioloa Coastal Campus.
Cabin style rooms shared with 2 or more other teachers.
Meals will be arranged by TESEP but taken small-group-self-catering style in the kitchens provided..

Bedding: Bed and mattresses in shared rooms. You must provide your own pillow case, bottom sheet and bath towel together with a sleeping bag or other sheets and blankets. Linen can be supplied but a hire fee of $30 applies. A $30 linen pack must be hired if you forget any of these items as they are not hired out individually.

Cost for the full event (meals and accommodation and PD): $250 with $30 extra if linen is required.

Clothing: The weather will be cold and it may be wet. You must bring wind proof cold weather clothes, rain coat and hat. We will visit the outcrops in all but the most inclement weather! A change of clothes for each day for inside activities is essential!
Footwear: The rocks are not easy walking and require care. Sturdy boots with ankle support [with warm socks] are recommended. Dry indoor shoes for indoor activites are essential.

Download the registration form here.

For more detail contact Greg McNamara

Mobile 0412 211 797

eo@tesep.org.au

PD7 Our Place in Space

August 08, 2019 @ 9:00 AM

The ‘Our Place in Space’ workshop provides an opportunity to:
• Discuss common conceptions/misconceptions about the movement of the Earth in space
• Investigate concepts related to our Earth in the solar system
• Try engaging hands-on activities for use in your classroom
• Discuss common conceptions/ misconceptions children have regarding space /science
• Why is the Earth special? -comparing the geology of Earth and Mars

At the completion of this workshop teachers will be equipped with the background information and resources, including some practical activities, to assist them with teaching the requirements of the Australian Curriculum: Science from K-10.

Download the flyer here.

Download the registration form here.

PD9 Plate Tectonics

August 09, 2019 @ 9:00 AM

This workshop explains how the theory of Plate Tectonics was developed and how this relatively new paradigm not only explains why the Earth is so dynamic but also how it can be used to reconstruct the past appearance of the planet, predict the most likely locations of mineral and hydrocarbon deposits and explain the distribution patterns of fossil and extant animals and plants.


At the completion of this workshop teachers will be equipped with the background information and resources, including some practical activities, to assist them with teaching the requirements of the Australian Curriculum: Science, particularly at the Year 9 level.

Download the flyer here.

Download the registration form here.

PD1 Round and Round with Rocks

December 09, 2019 @ 9:00 AM

This workshop is targeted at science teachers who do not have a background in geology.It will examine the rock cycle and the formation of different rock types and places it in the context of plate tectonics, geological time and dynamic earth processes, including climate change. Exploration of minerals, ores and mining are put in context.

At the completion of this workshop teachers will be equipped with the background information and resources, including some practical activities, to assist them with teaching the requirements of the Australian Curriculum: Science, particularly at the Year 8 level.

Download the flyer here.

Download the registration form here.

ACT field trip - Canberra Geological Sites

December 10, 2019 @ 8:15 AM

This field trip will take teachers to a variety of sites in Canberra that can be used for short excursions. Teachers will learn about the geological features of each site and undertake a task that could be used by students. The activities will be targeted towards Year 11 and 12 students, although teachers of Years 7-10 may also find it valuable.

Download the flyer here.

Download the registration form here.